Girls Swim and Dive

Ben Brandse and Connor Desch

As the Girls’ Swim and Dive season comes to a close only A League and State are left in the year. The girls are under the direction of the swim coach, Mike Richmond and dive coach, Jeff Smith. The swimmers are undefeated in league and are expecting a strong performance at A League. The Water Warriors are coming off a big win against their rivals Cherry Creek High School. Arapahoe is looking to win A League for the second time in school history.  The Water Warriors have 52 swimmers participating in a league and 8 state qualifiers. Tia Decolati, Senior Captain, says, “The swim and dive team has a unique dynamic because we’re competing against each other, but we also are competing for each other and for the team. It’s helped us to have really strong bonds because we train hard and lean on one another so we can be successful as a team and individuals”.  Arapahoe has won almost every dive meet as well. Erin Buckley, Junior Dive Captain, says, “Being on the dive team is such an amazing experience. Not only has it made us mentally tougher but it has created such a strong bond among the team. We have so much fun everyday while also learning so many new and cool things, and pushing and encouraging each other”. It has been a record setting for Arapahoe’s freshman diver Franny Cable breaking her dive record at almost every meet. Franny Cable and Kirry Belitz will represent Arapahoe at the diving portion of A League. The Girls Swim and Dive are hoping for a successful A League and will soon begin preparing for State.